Last post on Oct 23, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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Volkswagen GTI, Coupe, Hatchback
#1606 of 1617 Re: BMW 330ci or VW R32? [fdg07]
Jan 04, 2007 (8:59 pm)
Depends on conditions. the 330ci is rwd, so forget it if you live in a region with long snowy winters or frequently wet roads. In regions with dry tarmac, most drivers would prefer the agility of the lighter 2wd. Either one is an excellent driver's car.
Better bargain: R32 by a wide margin
If you can't wait for the R32, consider the Audi A3 Sport (unfortunately 5-door only in the USA). The VW & Audi are more economical than the BMW, more useable space, more practical, Bangle-free.
#1607 of 1617 Re: BMW 330ci or VW R32? [fdg07]
Mar 12, 2007 (10:02 am)
Assuming u r still in shopping mode, I would go for VW R32.
I have an R32, therefore expect slight bias here, but all in all, my R32 has always turned a bad/stressed/pissed-off day into a happy/cant-believe-i-am-alive/oh-God-this-is-so-good day.
I cross-shopped/test-drove the two, and I never regretted my decision. If you are into image, Beemer might do it for you. For me, the ergonomics, the exhaust sound, the crisp-shifter, the seats, the heart-throb, and lastly the FUN-factor topped the charts for R32.
#1608 of 1617 Re: BMW 330ci or VW R32? [kiams]
Mar 15, 2007 (9:59 am)
kiams: do you have the mk IV or mk V r32?
#1609 of 1617 2001 BMW CI convertible
Mar 19, 2007 (8:39 am)
Hi, all: Any repsonse to my question would be appreciated. I'm in the thinking stage of buying a 2001 or 2002 BMW convertible. They seem to really hold their value from what I've seen so far. Is there anyone out there that can give me their opinion about this car? I've never owned a BMW before but I really like the way the convertible looks. I want a convertible with a back seat, no matter how small. I've looked at the Saabs but I'm not too sure about their reliability.
I would appreciate any opinions anyone can offer about this car. Thanks for your help.
Mar 31, 2008 (6:06 pm)
Does anyone know how to install a sealt belt guide on a 330Ci? Any help would be appreciated.
#1611 of 1617 "Red" headlamp warning on 2002 BMW 330ci
Aug 09, 2011 (10:44 pm)
I have a 2002 BMW 330ci, with 64,700 miles on it, in excellent condition. After it sits in the hot sun for many hours, when I start it, the "red" driver-side headlamp warning light is on(but the headlights works fine). I can get the "red" warning light to go off by switching the dial to turn the lights off/on back and forth a few times. I think there might be an "electrical short" in the lightswitch, but my mechanic says that is not possible, and everything is okay, what do you think?
#1612 of 1617 2013 GTI vs 2013 GLI
Oct 29, 2012 (4:00 pm)
Hey guys, I'm trying to decide between a 2013 GTI or a 2013 GLI. They both seem to have good qualities, and I was just wondering if there are any real differences between the two besides body style? Any advice or suggestions are welcome!
#1613 of 1617 Re: 2013 GTI vs 2013 GLI [turboman007]
Nov 01, 2012 (7:02 pm)
Hey Turboman007, they are both really great cars. I'm sure you will be happy with whichever one you choose. I would personally recommend the GTI because it is more sporty, if that's what you're looking for... I feel like it has the edge when it comes to handling and taking corners fast. But the GLI is a great compromise for anyone who may not like the hatchback style of the GTI. Check out viewmywheels.com They have a lot of great videos on both models. Hope this helps, good luck with your choice!!!
#1614 of 1617 Re: Golf 1.4 TSI engine beware timing chain
Jun 07, 2013 (1:31 pm)
I bought a GTI last year, loved it but beware any models with timing chains. the chains can stretch with normal wear and it is a known problem. Users report having the timing chain fail when less than 50000 miles are on the clock. Buyer beware the cost of replacing this is extremely expensive and in my experience VW will not show goodwill.